The Walking Dead Season 10, Episode 2 “We Are The End Of The World” Recap

Samantha Morton as Alpha – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC

The season 10 premiere opened with a bang and kept myself tuned in from start to finish. The second episode did exactly that again. On this episode, we see how Alpha and Beta meet and it is an adventure. Here is my review and recap of “We Are The End of the World”.

*This episode jumps back and forth between the past and the present.

The episode opens with a flashback from seven years ago with a woman getting out of a car after a car accident. Walkers are approaching her and even Alpha and a young Lydia is walking with the walkers and making their sounds as well. The woman gets devoured and it is gross and brutal to watch. Lydia screamed and that attracted the walkers towards the both of them and they both run away from the walkers. They run inside a building and shut the door. Alpha told Lydia that she almost got them killed. Alpha also sees Beta for the first time and he is under a mask and has different clothes on.

At the current time, we see The Whisperers’ camp and we also see Beta shaving Alpha’s head as they talked about how the communities will fear them. Gamma and her sister Frances are also seen. Back to the past, Beta told them both that they can stay and Alpha asks for water so that way, they can wash themselves. Back to the current time as The Whisperers are walking with a small herd. He told Gamma to be on alert and Frances makes a comment about the hot weather and the sun. Gamma told her to quiet down because she is a distraction and also told her that she should have left her behind. Back in the past, Alpha washes Lydia’s hair and then looks through the food cans. Beta even asked for her name, and she replied that she does not have one and that they are all monsters and that they are part of the dead. Beta then mentions about the sound of the walkers.

Back to the current time as Beta is attracting walkers in the locked parking lot. He opens the gate and they are doing this to combnine the herds. We also find out moments later that Frances is the mom of her baby that she left at Hiltop in season 9 and she is still not over the fact that she had to do it. Frances is still not focusing and Beta lets her know that she will pay for it. Back at the camp as Beta shoves her to the ground and she is crying. Another Whisperer is about to kill her, and then Alpha stops it as she arrives. Alpha and Beta then talk as Alpha lets him know that Lydia is dead to her and Beta is not convinced that Alpha has gotten over her. Alpha then went on and told him that he will never understand about losing a child.

Samantha Morton as Alpha, Havana Blum as Young Lydia – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC

Back to the past as Lydia asks Alpha about the pillows on the wallks. Alpha tried to give her a stuffed bunny, but Lydia does not want it and she does not want to be scared anymore. Alpha (who is very thrilled to hear that), hugs Lydia and told her that if she does not stick with it, that she will leave her behind. Lydia does not want that and Alpha told her to stop calling her “mom”. In the present, Frances and Alpha are alone and oh my god, Alpha’s stone cold stare gives me the chills to my spine especially after when Frances apologized, Alpha told her to remove her mask. Alpha then told her to kneel down and as she held Frances’ head, she is heard screaming and Gamma and Beta hears it. Alpha spares her from killing her as she understands what it is like to lose a child. When they both return to the camp, Beta asked Alpha why did she not kill her and Alpha told him to never question her again and said that she will skin her alive if she messes up again. In the flashback, Alpha kills a walker in the hallway and more were approaching her and Beta saved her by killing one wwalker with a knife, and two more by smashing their skills into the wall in brutal fashion. They cut off the walker’s faces and Alpha calls him “B” as she is the “A” (also to note, their given names were never heard up until this point). She tried to take Beta’s mask off, but he refused and told her to not come back.

Ryan Hurst as Beta – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC

In the present time at night, Gamma and Frances talk about what it was like for her to be alone with Alpha and apologized to her about risking everything. While they were controlling the herds in the morning, the satellite explosion from the previous episode happens and this is where we find out that this is happening at the same time as the previous episode. The walkers begin to walk to that direction and one of them, has a baby strapper attached and that distracted Frances. Frances tried to attack Alpha and the rest of The Whisperers tried to break it up and also clear the walkers at the same time. Gamma saved Alpha and Frances got devoured by walkers. Beta asked Alpha if she is okay and she says that she is calm despite that she lost three of their own and the walkers. In the past, Lydia keeps saying that “they are all monsters”. In the present, Alpha gathers all of The Whisperers to give tribute to Gamma. Beta asked Gamma in the morning if she has seen Alpha and she tells him where she is. In the past, Alpha is looking for Lydia and Lydia opened a closet door that had a walker behind it. Once Alpha went into another room, she killed a walker and Beta screamed. We find out here that the current clothes Beta wears along with the Whisperer mask belonged to his fallen friend and there was even a picture on the wall of both of them together with their faces taken off. In the current time, Alpha and Beta talk about Lydia and how she is not strong enough to move forward. Alpha has a breakdown as Beta did in the flashback when Alpha tried to calm him down. The difference here, is that Alpha does not want any of the rest of The Whisperers to know that Lydia is still alive.

In the past, Beta was about to kill Alpha and Lydia stopped it and told him that she is saving him. Alpha also screamed at her to never leave her again. Beta then goes on to say that he is the end of the world and Alpha replies saying that they are. In the current time, they both said “We walk in darkness, we are free, we fear nothing, we are free, embrace all death, we are free, we are the end of the world”. They all walk to the site where the satellite crashed and the episode ends the same way as last week but as Alpha sees Carol in her point of view.

Since we did not get a backstory on The Whisperers in the comic book series, I was happy to see how Alpha and Beta came up with the idea of The Whisperers. It was amazing to see how they transformed to who they are now whether if it is an evolution, or devolution depending on the prespective. Samantha Mortin is very chilling as Alpha and I would be legitimately scared if I was one of those whisperers alone with her. This episode happens as the same exact time as 10×01 and it is good to see how this one mirrors the first episode. Ryan Hurst also knocked it out the part as Beta along with Thora Birch as Gamma in this episode too!

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New York Comic Con 2019 Recap

This year’s edition of New York Comic Con I believe is the most crowded it has ever been. Not to say that it is a bad thing at all, but it is something I have observed during my entire week at the show floor. But before I get to my recap, I would like to thank ReedPop for allowing me to cover the show once again. Here is my recap of this year’s New York Comic Con.

New York Comic Con has attendees that come from all over the world. It is always great to see a great mixture of diversity on the show floor whether if they are waiting on the lines to buy an exclusive, a rare comic, or even for a spot at a panel. Speaking of panels, this year’s big panels such as The Walking Dead, 1917, and much more had to be won by a lottery and that is a great change so that way, nobody does not have to form large lines outside of Madison Square Garden, and the Hammerstein Ballroom. Another great change that happened this year is the SyFy Wire main stage panels being broadcasted on the second level before where the press lounge is so that way, whoever could not get a good seat, can now watch their panels on the screens. One thing I need to address is the Funko booth. It has always been in the same location for the last 4 years and I believe that it is time to place it somewhere else. Other than the normal line to enter the booth, there was also a very long line just to enter that line. I hope by the time the new expansion of the Javits Center is finished, that booth can move there in a seperate area so the lines cannot be very congested. I did however, stood in one line and that was the Skybound booth and I meet Robert Kirkman and he signed three issues of The Walking Dead that I own too.

I was only able to go to the artist alley once during the entire weekend and that was Sunday. Even then, it was very crowded and congested but I ran into one of my friends and comic writer and publisher Erica Schultz and we talked about her upcoming work and about the show. She even left a message for me when she signed one of her posters.

Despite the fact that everything in every area was crowded, I had a great time on the main show floor. My press coverage this year has also been great and what I also hope gets changed is the press lounge. I ran into many journalists this year who had the same thoughts that I did and that is, limiting the space for the cosplayers was a bad idea. There were many times that I walked into that area to bump into cosplayers that had their props attached. Don’t get me wrong, the cosplayers looked great with the material they used for their costumes, but it was very congesting for four days. At the press rooms, I interviewed the cast of Emergence, Lincoln, Impulse, Daybreak, and Batmman Beyond. Everything turned out great and you can watch them below.

I also was invited to attend The Walking Dead Whiskey’s The Last Bar offsite and they sold their branded whiskey over there.

While I am on the topic of The Walking Dead, I the panel on that Saturday morning and I loved it. Of all of the panels over the years that involved The Walking Dead, this year was the most noteworthy year for the fans of the series and it felt like christmas for everyone. The final event I had to cover took place at a private Hasbro event that showcases the upcoming Star Wars merchndise line for the fall just in time for Rise of Skywalker to premiere in the movie theaters. These figures look awesome and I want to have my hands on a few of them.

I will return next year at New York Comic Con for more coverage. Also to note, I recorded an episode for my podcast during the weekend and it features Brandon Davis of Comicbook.com, Fred Richani of TSC News, and Naiger of Big Gold Belt. And check out the best cosplay pictures that I have taken.

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The Walking Dead Season 10, Episode 1 “Lines We Cross” Recap

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Sydney Park as Cyndie; group – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

The wait is over as the season 10 premiere of The Walking Dead is now here. Months after Alpha making it clear that she is not to be messed with, all of the communities gather together to train and to plan to fight back. Although they are ready for battle, they are still affected by the devistating loss of their own people. Here is my review for “Lines We Cross” which is also the same name of the comic book series Volume 29, and Issue #169 (But it does not follow the same story as those two, but only the name). Spoilers ahead so you have been warned.

The episode begins as we are shown a satellite in outer space. More on this later as it is trainning day at the beach of The Oceanside. Daryl is in charge of the milita as he, Ezekiel, and Michonne train all of the members of the group. There are also walkers inside the boat and Ezekiel and Jerry opened the door for the walkers to come out. That is when they have a formation (and also, badass looking shields) and start to kill the walkers first with arrows and then spears. Alden tossed one of his spears into one of the walkers and that looked cool. As some of the other walkers were pierced by the shields, Magna, Michonne, Judith, and Luke killed them with their own weapons. After the trainning, everyone eats lunch which is mostly seafood and Luke and Jules strike up a conversation and even get flirty too. Michonne and Daryl talked about the trainning in which he think went very well. Michonne also said that Tara would have been proud to see how they are doing. Jerry and his kids and Daryl’s dog arrive as well and then we see Judith and Rick Jr. After this, Judith finds a Whisperer mask. Aaron and Michonne are panicing about The Whisperers and Michonne decided to bring him, Magna, Yumiko, Alden, and Jules with her to investigate. They are riding horses and split up to three groups. Michonne and Aaron are near a bridge and Aaron thinks that the walkers are Whisperers and then killed the walkers on the bridge. He almost got killed until Michonne saved him. They both argue about the bridge and how it reminded her about Rick Grimes. Aaron also brought up Eric and Jesus in the same conversation. All six enter a campsite to further investigate and Magna and Luke showed everyone the human skin found which means that The Whisperers are back.

They all return to Oceanside and Michonne told Aaron that they are the good guys in this situation. Judith tells RJ the story about how Rick Grimes “died” to save his people on the bridge. Michonne was about to cry and she came to hug both of them. Moments later, an explosion from the sky happens as it was from the satellite in the opening of the episode. We then cut to Eugene helping Rosita with her baby and Rosita practice kickboxing Ronda Rousey style. Eugene and Siddiq talk about diaper changes and milk and Rosita lets Eugene know that her baby is not an experiment. Gabriel walks in and observes everyone. Lydia is in the school with the other residents and she is struggling on reading. While this happens, the counsel comes in and they all need the room. Negan, who is now growing a garden and has some privileges even though he is still a prisoner, talks with Lydia and she is the only one that wants to know more about Negan since he has been there for a very long time at this point. Negan tells her to watch her back around everyone and Brandon told Negan to stop talking and get back to work and for Lydia to not talk to him. The entire counsel of Gabriel, Rosita, Laura, and the rest leave the school and all ignored Negan after he tried to talk to them. After Siddiq puts the baby to sleep, he then has PTSD flashbacks of visions of Alpha murdering the pike victims. Dante (Who is a doctor on the television series) comes in and asks Siddiq if he is okay and makes a joke and asks about The Whisperers, As soon as he asked that question, more visions of Alpha are shown including one with her holding a bloody knife after she slain her victims.

Gabriel visits Negan in his cell and asks him for advice. Negan tells him to not outright lie to his community, but to basically cover his own self and give them a reason to be riled up. Negan also mentioned to him that he knows that The Whisperers are back. Gabriel then goes outside the cell and told everyone to lock the gates and then, the satellite explosion from the sky happens. Kelly and the rest are pulling fish from the ocean and Kelly almost fell into rocks. Connie thinks that his hearing is getting bad, but Kelly says that it is fine, but thinks that he hears different voices. Daryl with his dog come to check on Connie and Kelly. Later on, Ezekiel and Daryl are at the shore talking and waiting for someone to arrive. Connie with Daryl’s dog also arrive and when he tried to speak in sign language with her, she replied back saying that he has a southern accent in his sign language. They are still waiting for someone to arrive and that person is Carol. She arrived on a boat and she greeted Ezekiel and Daryl. She moved away so that she could not see The Whisperers ever again. Daryl and her take a ride on his motorcycle through the forest. Daryl and her talk about her wanting to come back. She even asks if the bracelet that he is making is for his dog and Daryl gives it to her. While they are hunting a deer, Carol wants to cross Alpha’s border to get it and Daryl told her that it is too late and the walkers begin to devour the deer. They both apologize to each other as they did not want to fight over anything. Then, the explosion from the satellite happens.

It is at this point where I realize that the satellite explosion from the sky is happening with everyone at the same exact time. The satellite (Which belonged to the USSR) crashed into the forest and caused a fire. All of the communities had no choice but to cross one of Alpha’s borders to put out the fire before it got worse. They all work together to put out the fire in different ways from using the water they had and dirt. As the fire was getting worse, walkers begin to appear. They all start trying their best at killing the walkers and putting out the fire at the same time based on Aaron and Michonne’s plan and direction. Even Carol put out a flaming walker with blood pouring from a walker that she just killed. There was even one cool scene where Daryl threw an axe into a burning tree for it to break and fall on the approaching burning walkers. The plan worked and it took them all night to clear the walkers. Eugene wants to bring back the satellite and Michonne was annoyed with the idea of bringing it back, but she asks some of the members of the group to help him bring it back quickly. Luke even calls Eugene “Eugenius” which I thought was funny. Daryl brings Carol to the location of the mega herd that Alpha showed Daryl and there were no walkers there. Daryl left for a moment and Carol looked down to see Alpha appear on the bottom as the episode ends.

This is a really great season premiere and I loved the comic scenes that were remixed on the television. This episode showcased that many members of the group are not ready to just move on like nothing happened to them months ago and that The Whisperers got under their skin far worse than The Saviors did. Daryl and Carol’s bond in this episode was beautiful and Judith telling the story about Rick Grimes made me sad at the moment. Also, a huge praise for Michonne stepping up more than ever to want to be a leader. Good that they did not waste any time to start building up the Carol and Alpha confrontation that everyone wanted to see when they first meet last season. I am looking forward to the next episode!

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What Have I Learned From The Walking Dead Panel at New York Comic Con 2019

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The Walking Dead held their annual panel this morning at New York Comic Con and the 2019 edition of the panel has given us more news about the entire universe of The Walking Dead than ever before. This panel featured the main show, and the untitled third series of the show as well. Here are my biggest positive takeaways of the entire two hour panel of The Walking Dead at New York Comic Con.

Season 11 Announcement

During the panel, showrunner Angela Kang announced to the world that the show has been renewed for an 11th season. This is excellent news and this also means that we will get new stories as well. The next season will return in the fall and to keep track on this, the 11th season will feature its 150th episode which will most likely be a monumental episode. The show made it to episode 100 on the first episode of season 8.

The Untitled Third Series Trailer and Cast

We have only known a few details of the third series since the announcement earlier this year and we finally got more news about it this week when the photos of the show was released a day before the panel. Today, we finally seen the trailer and got to know more of the cast today as Alexa Mansour, Hal Cumpston, Annet Mahnendru, Nico Tortorella, Nicolas Cantu, and Aliyah Royale took the stage to talk about their roles on the series and their love for the universe of The Walking Dead. The most interesting part of the panel is that the three-ringed emblem we have seen on the CRM helicopter group is also connected with this show and The CRM group’s logo represents three locations as well and we will finally find out more about them since one of the locations is on that show. I asked Scott Gimple about the show back at the SplitScreen Festival and at the time, they were going to begin shooting the following week. Another interesting detail we haver heard today is that the show’s Walkers are called “Empties” and they all told everyone why they are called that. The third series premise is that it is a new generation of survivors that grew up within their gaurded community and now, they begin to explore outside the community. There are also great details that we heard about how the weapons in the show will be used against the walkers, when in the timeline of the original show it will take place, and much more. The third series will debut in the spring of 2020.


The Princess Is Coming!

This announcement caught everyone by surprise today as the news of “The Princess” Juanita Sanchez will come sooner as we thought as she will be played by Paola Lazaro on the second half of the tenth season of The Walking Dead. The Princess was first introduced on issue #171 back in 2017 and she is from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. The story here is that Michonne, Eugene, Siddiq, and Magna was traveling to The Commonwealth and on their way, they meet her in Pittsburg. It will be interesting to see how the group will encounter her on the show. Paola has been acting since 2015 with her roles on television shows and movies such as Scenes from the Underground, Dichos, Pimp, and most recently, Lethal Weapon.

The Return of Lauren Cohan

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This news shook the world and was long awaited as we got the return of Lauren Cohan on The Walking Dead. She has not been seen since the beginning of season 9 and the entire universe never forgot about her. Maggie was mentioned a few times in season 9 that she has went with Georgie. Now that Maggie is back, how will she deal with The Whisperers. The way this was revealed is that at the near end of the panel after Danai got her standing ovation, Chris Hardwick called a female on stage that cosplayed as Negan but with a Jason mask. She appeared on stage, and then took off the mask and the crowd erupted! This was a surreal moment to see live and I am happy that I witnessed this.

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PUBG MOBILE Announces Partnership With AMC’s The Walking Dead

Hit Mobile Game to Feature Iconic Characters From Iconic Television Series

LOS ANGELES – September 30, 2019 – Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation announced with AMC today an exciting crossover collaboration between PUBG MOBILE and The Walking Dead. Beginning October 1 and into early 2020, players will have a chance to traverse the battlefield as familiar heroes or an iconic villain. Limited edition in-game items such as character skins, weapons and a vehicle are among those available including:

●     Daryl Dixon Skin

●     Rick Grimes Skin

●     Negan Skin

●     Michonne Skin

●     Daryl’s Motorcycle

●     Michonne’s Katana

●     Negan’s Bat, ‘Lucille’

With over 400 million downloads and 50 million daily users, PUBG MOBILE continues to remain among the top performing mobile games worldwide. Heading into its tenth season, which premieres Sunday, October 6 at 9/8c on AMC, The Walking Dead remains the highest-rated series on cable television.

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AMC’s The Walking Dead is the latest marquee brand to join a pedigree of top tier collaborations with PUBG MOBILE that has included successful tie-in campaigns with Resident Evil 2 and Godzilla: King of Monsters in 2019.

About “The Walking Dead”

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Joseph Incaprera and Denise Huth. The series stars Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Seth Gilliam, Avi Nash, Callan McAuliffe, Cooper Andrews, Eleanor Matsuura, Nadia Hilker, Cailey Fleming, Samantha Morton, Ryan Hurst, Cassady McClincy and Lauren Ridloff.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “The Terror,” “Into the Badlands,” “Humans,” “Preacher,” “The Son,” “McMafia,” “Lodge 49,” “The Little Drummer Girl,” “NOS4A2” and the forthcoming “Dispatches from Elsewhere” and “For Life” (wt). AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “AMC Visionaries” and “Ride with Norman Reedus.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

About PUBG MOBILE

PUBG MOBILE is based on PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, the phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote island to battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.

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Fear The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 16 “End of the Line” Review

Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie, Jenna Elfman as June – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

This recap will be slightly different as I will put more of my input of my own opinion rather than recap the episode with my own eyes. Be warned, spoilers are ahead for the fifth season finale of Fear The Walking Dead titled “End of the Line”.

Now, on to the positives. I liked Dwight’s development on this episode. He is still convinced that Sherry wants nothing to do with him and even the radio call at the beginning of the episode got myself very excited to see Sherry. Although Dwight thinks that he is hearing things, I believe that it was her calling for him. The moment you know that he lost all hope on finding her is when he given John and June their wedding rings that originally belonged to Dwight and Sherry. I believe that they will reuinite in season 6 and at this point, it needs to happen. Sherry has not been seen in The Walking Dead universe since season 7 of the main show so her possible return is long overdue.

Another thing I liked about the episode is when members of Morgan’s group tried to direct the herd away from Gultch. There were cool walker kill sequences from Morgan while the walkers were on the field. Dwight almost got eaten by walkers and even while the walkers was devouring one of the horses (Also to note, Dwight found those horses at the beginning of the episode). That whole scene was worth watching and Dwight even tried to run away, but Morgan saved him from walkers approaching him since he was also injured. Alicia and Wes was painting the church that the wedding was going to take place and I wonder how much more things will she paint. At least she is no longer scared to kill walkers anymore. John and June’s wedding was beautiful and touching and I said it from the start of the season that their chemistry also kept this season going good for what it was. Jacob even officiated the wedding per John’s request on the last episode. Those are the great scenes about this episode.

Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark, Colby Hollman as Wes – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

With that out of the way, Morgan calling Virginia back was a mistake. His plan backfired as they all argued AGAIN while they were clearing walkers that they did not need for her to come and a few of the group was willing to accept her deal. They already did not trust her, and yet, Morgan makes the call to bring her back. This got ridicilous towards the last twelve minutes of the episode as Virginia plans to seperate the group as she did exactly that. Even Daniel and Skidmark was seperated too and went to different vehicles and seasons 1-3 Daniel would not let that **** fly. He has grown too soft this season and it hurts me to even admit that (also to note, the kids did not get any lines in this episode). Virginia even told Althea that she better tell her about the CRM group. Morgan and Grace were seperated and Grace did not want Morgan to express his feelings for her DESPITE that she feels the same way about her. After Virginia seperated everyone from eachother, it was only her and Morgan standing infront of the church. Virginia told Morgan that he is staying there alone. She pointed the gun infornt of him, they had a small scuffle, and boom, she shoots Morgan in the chest. Morgan then bleeds out and here is the moment that made my head spin in disappointment like when Vince Russo was writing WCW storylines in 2000. Over the radio, we find out that Grace does not have radaition poisoning at all. Grace is 3-4 months pregnant (are you seriously kidding me is what I said when I watched the episode). Morgan is left there alone and makes a speech all by himself while he is still bleeding from the gunshot wound. Then, walkers approach him and is inches away and the we cut to black for ANOTHER CLIFFHANGER!

Was this seriously needed? I would not be surprised if that damn helicopter group arrive in and save Morgan on the season 6 premiere. I seriously would not. It was a bad decision to pull a cliffhanger like this. If that happens, the difference between this and when CRM saved Rick is that Rick was saved on the fifth episode and this happened on the finale. You would think that they would learn their lesson for pulling the cliffhanger on The Walking Dead with Negan (Also, I still love that episode to this day for many reasons, but at least that cliffhanger was not as jarring as this one). Why do this when Morgan is shot?! If he was shown to die right there, I would have accepted it. I really would. Now that the group has been separated, how will they know about what happened with Morgan? I can understand the frustrations with the fans of the show and I can sympathize with them for this nonsense. I hope that on the next season, this does not happen ever again.

As far as Season 5 goes, I thought that this season is miles better than season 4 and John and June were the bright points of the entire season. Logan had potential, but his motive was not fully explored yet other than the oil field. Dwight also had a better transition to the show than Morgan did and he fits right with the cast. Alicia’s PTSD about not killing walkers was also a good development. The CRM group needs to be seen again in season 6 because we barely got anything with them after the first few episodes.

I also know that a large portion of the fans did not like the found footage, documentary style episodes, but I loved them since I like the found footage genre and the camera techniques. The season finale’s final half completely ruined the entire episode and it left a bad taste in my mouth.

INTERVIEW: Colby Minifie On Her Role as Virginia

When it is all said and done, season 5 is good despite the hiccups and I hope that the next season will improve. With the second spinoff coning next year along with The Walking Dead’s 11th season in 2020 (which will also have its 150th episode next fall), I do not know when next year that Fear will return. When it does, I will recap it again since I am a fan. If I had to describe this season in a few words despite my thoughts of the last episode, it is awesome, suspenseful, and absolutely great!

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INTERVIEW: Fear The Walking Dead’s Colby Minifie

Colby Minifie is known for her roles on Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Amazon’s The Boys, Glee, and The Blacklist and now she is the leader of her group of horseback riders named Virginia on Fear The Walking Dead. She has so far wanted to help Morgan’s group and at the same time, had former members of her group go against her. With the season finale coming up for Fear, I got the chance to interview Colby Minifie as we talked about her role on the show and what can we expect from her in the future.

You are now on Fear The Walking Dead as Virginia. How did you react when you got the role?

Colby: I screamed of course. I officially booked it on the last day of an indie movie I was shooting and about 12 hours later I was on a plane to Austin for FEAR. So, yeah, it was a whirlwind, but the best kind of whirlwind. There’s a certain energy that kicks in at moments like that because everything you love is happening at the same time. 

Colby Minifie as Virginia – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 13 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC


Have you done horseback riding before you got your role, or did you already knew how to ride horses?

Colby: I rode horses as a kid with my cousins. I remember flying off a loping horse once. But I hadn’t been on a horse in over a decade when I had to ride in as Virginia. Boom, my trusty steed, is a total pro so it was a breeze. 

Virginia told Dwight that she knows that his wife is still alive. Will we find out if that is true within the next few episodes?
Colby: That’s super duper secret. 


Will we find out more of how Virginia formed her group?
Colby: That’s also super secret but I’m gonna say yes!


What was it like to work with Lennie James and Karen David on the episode? and why should Morgan and everyone else give Virginia their full trust knowing that she has killed Logan and had some of her members run away from her?


Colby: Lennie was so wonderful. Acting with him made me a better actor in many ways. Some of the scenes we have together were very emotional for me and when I looked in his eyes I always felt safe. I didn’t get to work with Karen very much on this episode but she’s a total sweetheart! And Virginia wants to help as many people as she can. But she’s also a utilitarian, so if a few people have to die for everyone else to survive and thrive, she is willing to make that sacrifice. 

Colby Minifie as Virginia, Beau Smith as Dom – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 15 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Were there any other costume ideas that were discussed before you got the cowgirl costume?

Colby: Not that I know of. Luckily, when Ian and Andrew described the character to me, I pictured something not too far from the final look that Jo Katsaras (Costume Designer) came up with. The pioneer/colonial style has a lot of history to it, which meant I could rely on the look to tell a lot of Virginia’s story. I felt so cool in that outfit. 


Any funny stories working with the cast on this episode (5×14).
Colby: I hadn’t had sugar in 2 months before I did this episode and all of a sudden I was eating jam. It was so delicious and I kept sneaking more finger-fulls throughout the scene so I could have more. And then the sugar high hit and I got giddy. 

We are close to the season finale. Without giving too much away, what can we expect from you on that episode coming up?
Colby: All I can say is it’s gonna be BIG. Virginia is a strong woman and will do anything to get her way.

Fear The Walking Dead airs every Sunday at 9:00 PM EST on AMC.

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The Walking Dead Season 10 Premiere Preview

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier – The Walking Dead _ Season 10 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

AMC’s The Walking Dead will return on October 6th 2019 with their tenth season. Many television shows do not make it to ten seasons and it is safe to say that The Walking Dead has made it. Last season, we seen the departure of Andrew Lincoln and this season, we will see the departure of Danai Gurira. It is very sad to see her go, but I have hope that this season will be great just like season 9 was. I was able to see the first episode of the tenth season (Lines We Cross) and before I give my full blown review on the 6th, I would like to give my first impressions of the episode.

This episode borrows and remixes material from the comic book issues #151, #139, and #149 in many ways. You will have to figure out when those scenes will come to play, but the beginning of the episode has a cool, organized walker kill sequence. In fact, later during the episode, you will see many walkers being killed while the entire group is dealing with a major conflict that happens during the episode. What the conflict is? It is something you would have never expected to see on the first shot of the episode. You will also see how the communities interract with eachother over the radio as well. Another thing that will be showcased is how many members of the group are still affected by Alpha’s border and what she did on “The Calm Before”.

As for the characters itself, Daryl and Carol had the best interactions of the episode and I am still happy that Daryl is talking much more now and is willing to become a leader too. Also to note, Daryl is trying to learn sign language when he talks to Connie and you will get a laugh out of that scene. Judith and Rick Jr also have a nice interaction and it is very heartwarming to see. Negan is also in this episode, and he is still not very well liked, but one member of the group wants to know more about him. You will also see new characters as well on the episode and one of them, is from the comics and his role from the comics has been changed on the show. Another great thing about the episode is Rosita’s baby and you will see the cute baby in this episode. There are also sad parts of the episode too and most of them are memories of Rick Grimes, Carl Grimes, Jesus and Eric. The way it is brought up though, I do not want to add here as I want the viewer to have that emotional feeling as much as I did. Daryl is not the only one taking upon a leadership role as Michonne is doing it too more confidently than ever before.

The end of the episode will have everyone talking and I know for sure, that everyone in the community of The Walking Dead wanted to see a certain showdown. It does not happen yet however, but it seems like it is starting to be built up. Overall, this season premiere is miles better than the season 9 premiere and it is jam packed with action, tension, storytelling, and also, fun to watch.

Be sure to check out my full review of the episode on October 5th and I will also livetweet from The Walking Dead panel at New York Comic Con next week. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @julianexcalibur for more content. Contact me at julian@alternativemindz.com.

Fear The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 15 “Chanel 5” Recap

Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie, Peter Jaocbson as Rabii Jacob Kissner, Ethan Suess as Max, Cooper Dodson as Dylan – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 15 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

Last week’s episode had a key element of looking forward to the future. But before we go to the future, we often look at the past. The truth or lies will always haunt one person and you will not know if you can trust that individual ever again when the truth comes out. Here is my recap and review of “Channel 5”.

The episode starts with a video being played of Virginia and her group. They are all interviewed talking about what Virginia did for them. It is done similar to the “Chanel 4” episode where Morgan and his group sent out a PSA to help people. In fact, we also see the person that repaired Morgan’s staff too. The video ends when Virginia lets the viewer know if they see someone with similar clothing as she does, let them help you. We are then shown Althea, Morgan and Tom as they all watched her video. They all made a comment about her lying in those videos. Althea tossed the TV to the ground for it to be smashed.

Most of this episode is also shown in camera view as we. June mentioned that they have been driving for five days and the reason why they are continuing to make videos is to show the viewers that they are not lying and want to show the truth. There is also only one more tank of gas as well. Morgan and Grace are talking as she made another comment about the jellybeans and Grace is dehydrated. Tom also reunited with Janice too. Al thinks that it could be from the radaition as she said that while she was interviewing June. Alicia was shown painting on a tree agaqin and she wants to keep doing it when they find a home and she says that it is the only thing left in the world that makes sense to her. Daniel radioed June and told her that the school is burned down. Wes thought that the videos of Morgan’s group were nonsense, but now he is part of it since he now believes that it is not nonsense. Grace, who is getting weaker, teaches Charlie how to play the guitar as she promised her and later in the night, they are all deciding on where to go. Victor tells tom to turn off the camera while they are discussing possible locations. A walker breaches through and Dwight takes down the walker. He found a key and a badge that belonged at Humbug’s Glutch. The same place where Dwight was found as John also stated to the group. Victor does not think that it is a good idea to go there, but Morgan wants to take the chance.

Colby Minifie as Virginia, Beau Smith as Dom – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 15 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

One by one, everyone is interviewed about going to the place. While Morgan is being interviewed, Charlie calls for June because Grace passed out. Morgan is worried if she can survive. June uses the ultrasound to check her neck and it she cannot tell if there is something wrong in that area. Daniel said that they should have taken everything from that mall regardless of what Grace said. Tom is then interviewed and he said that everything that Morgan did since they met, is not what Virginia did since day one. Morgan and John were looking for supplies for Grace’s care and they found nothing. John also thinks that Morgan and Grace are together and he wants to marry June once they settle in a pernament place. Althea found the things that are needed and a walker was about to take her out, but Alicia saved her. Grace awakened and is starting to feel better, but is not hopeful. Morgan is glad that she is awake too. They all also talk about the detour that they have to take in seperate interviews. A road block happens as they all noticed that the bridge has a hole so they come up with a plan to cross the bridge and fix it since the heavy vans could break the bridge. As they started to do this, the bridge started to break apart. Virginia and a few members of her group then arrive in a jeep. Virginia wants to offer to help fix the bridge, but nobody is buying it. She even mentions Sherry and Dwight wantst to kill her right there. She said that she was last seen a few months ago and knew that she was looking for Dwight. Morgan told his entire group if anyone wanted to go with her, they can. Nobody moved after she said that.

Virginia then ordered her men to shoot in the air to attract walkers since she seen a herd nearby. Walkers start arriving and Morgan, Al, Victor, and Dwight start killing walkers and the rest crossed the bridge and tried to fix it. Moments later, the gas truck fell through the bridge and as Tom was on the ground and still recording, the bridge collapsed and he fell too. Al and Morgan was watching his tape and the power runs out. Morgan had a speech with everyone about not giving up and moving forward since it is not the end of the road. They all travel on foot to Glutch and John wants Jacob to officiate his wedding with June and also wants Morgan to bet he best man. They all arrive to see that it has been overrun by walkers. At this point, everyone feels hopeless since they also have no food or water or supplies. Dwight wants to go on his own, and they all debated to either call Virginia or not. Morgan calls for Virginia on the radio for help as the episode ends.

Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 15 – Photo Credit: Van Redin/AMC

This episode is a solid one and I am happy to see the entire cast together as one again. This episode also reminded me of “Them” on The Walking Dead in many ways. We finally see that the group is now on the lowest point of survival and they desperately need help. One thing I also learned, is that bridges are not friendly in the universe of The Walking Dead too. Next week is the final episode of the season so who knows what will happen?

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Interview: Robbie Jones Talks American Dreamer, Titans, and a Crazy Uber Story

Robbie Jones will not only appear on the second season of DC’s Titans, but he also co-stars along with Jim Gaffigan in the upcoming american crime film American Dreamer. Today, I got to sit down with Robbie Jones to talk about the film along with his love for Spiderman, his memories in college, and much more in this exclusive interview.

If you were to look back on yourself 10 years ago or a little more, what would you tell yourself if acting was not the path you would take?

Robbie: 10 years ago I was still acting. But before then, I was playing basketball professionally and I always thought that was something that I was going to be doing. I thought I expected to be in the NBA one day, So That was pretty much my plan. And then, the Lord blessed me with this career and I’ve just been doing this ever since. So I I’m just grateful to be a part of this this whole world of acting.

Do you have any brothers or sisters? and what are your fondest memories when you were in the University of California?

Robbie: I have a half sister and she lives in Virginia. And as far as UOC goes, I feel like it was just the people that I met and the people that I was able to interact with along with the friends that I made. I had a great time there. It is a beautiful campus and basketball of course, was great. But I feel like the relationships that I built while I was there and the things that I learned were you know, priceless.

You also appear on the second season of Titans. On the trailer, You are the one to take out Starfire. Tell me how did that come to be?

Robbie: There was a lot of fun. We went out there and we filmed in Toronto and my character’s name is Tamaranean. he’s a past love interest of Starfire who’s basically trying to get her to come back and take her back. She’s not willing to come back that easily. Believe me. I really liked all the interactions that I had with Starfire. She’s played by Anna Diop. And she is she’s fantastic and I had a great experience with her and I feel like we have some really good chemistry so I don’t want to give too much away, but I just had a great time with her.

What comic books did you like reading when you were growing up?

Robbie: I actually was really into Spider-Man and the Marvel Universe when I was growing up. I like to draw and you know, do things like that so I was really big on Spider-Man and Venom. I really like it like that. But yeah those are my main because they had this really crazy dynamic between Spider-Man and Venom and I just loved that whole storyline and I used to like to draw both. So it was fun to draw those characters because they were so awesome and relatable. You know, it was fun and I think that is missing in today’s world of comics from the big publishers.

I have watched you play villians on different movies and television shows and one of them was Confessions of a Marriage Counselor. Do you like playing as a antagonist than the protagionist more? and your memories working with Tyler Perry?

Robbie: Being a villain is always really fun because they do stuff that I would never do in real life. So I get a chance to say that crazy stuff I would never say or do mean awful things to people that I would never do in real life. So it’s fun to play act. I mean, I’m never really play acting, but it’s fun to live out those kind of fantasies of like doing like the bad stuff. But I really enjoy both honestly being a good guy is always fun too. I wish I had more funnier stories, but we had such an intense shoot. We shot the whole movie in sixteen days and we were working kind of like Fast and Furious. So it wasn’t a whole lot of time for too much craziness. But he (Tyler Perry) would come to the set every now and then in full Madea like voice and be directing us with the video voice. He would dress up and he would be in character with the whole voice trying to get us ready to go. He’s a great guy.

You are starring in American Dreamer. What will be your role on the film? Also, there are horrible situations that happen when it comes to lyft and Uber drivers in real life. Once you got the call to play your character, Did you research any of those recent horrifying situations? And How did the shooting of the film go for you?

Robbie: No I really didn’t. I really just tried to take this situation as a real situation that was just kind of happening in the moment as opposed to like “how could this really happen if this happened in real life?”. I kind of like the the way we shot it. We just met everyone the day before we started shooting, and then we just started shooting the very next day. So I was just like when everyone in the fire at the same time so I think we were able to have some real organic moments because everyone was really interacting on a very fresh basis. And my character’s name is Max and he is a low level drug dealer who has a girlfriend and a son that he would do anything in the world for the support. And he’s just really determined father trying to make a living for his family. But the good part about this character and way it was written, is that you see he’s not just a stereotype and he’s not just a cookie cutter type of character. There’s a lot more to him and you can really see that he’s a bit. I want to set I want to say a product of his environment but he’s he’s kind of been dealt this hand and he’s trying to do the best that he can and this temporary situation just to get his family out of this situation. And it’s kind of a motivation behind everything he’s doing. But he doesn’t really want to be doing what he’s doing. It was right in the fire all day.

How was it like working with Jim and having him drive for most of the film?

Robbie: Jim it is a great guy and I joked that he was a terrible driver (Laughs) he was trying to hurt us. Then, he’ll tell you himself he doesn’t even drive here in New York. But he’s from New York. So he never drives and then, he wears glasses in real life. And his character in the movie does not so he could barely see. It was terrifying but also very fun.

Since this film is based around the current scene of Uber and Lyft, do you have any cab stories?

Robbie: I feel like some drivers tried to kill me lately just the other day around really. I’m dead serious! It was earlier this week and I was coming from a meeting and the driver was trying to keep trying to strike up a conversation and I was clearly busy and I was being cordial and nice and giving short answers, but she was upset that I didn’t want to talk to her. So she said “Fine, you got to talk” and turned up the radio super loud and floored it did like 90 miles per hour for the whole rest of the ride. No clinging on for dear life in the backseat. And I don’t want to further upset this person. I don’t say anything and I’m just like one star review.

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